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," football to blame. the national institutes of health says former nfl linebacker junior seau had a degenerative brain disease linked to multiple head traumas when he committed suicide last spring. seau is the latest professional football player to be linked to a disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or cte. the findings could mean more trouble for the nfl, which is facing lawsuits involving some 2,000 players, claiming the nfl deliberately hid the dangers of head trauma. >> cnn has now confirmed the death of nfl superstar junior seau. >> reporter: on the second day of may last year, junior seau texted his ex-wife and children, "i love you," pointed a gun at his chest, and pulled the trigger. friends and family were left devastated, searching for answers. >> i don't understand who would do this to my son, but i pray to god, please, take me! take me. leave my son! but it's too late! >> reporter: when they learned the 20-year nfl football veteran took his own life, the primary question became, why? close friend marcus wiley spoke to espn shortly after his death. >> we w
him in the head and then slash him. >> death of nfl great junior seau, doctors revealing their findings. >> junior seau who committed suicide suffered from chronic brain damage. >> severe brain damage. he suffered damage to his very brain cells itch the latest on the disappearance of victoria masony. >> 400 people in flame, boats and helicopters scouring the waters off the coast of venezuela for the better part of seven days. they have not found any sign of wreckage. >> the family has become convinced that they are still alive. now masony's eldest son is hinting to an italian paper that his father may have been kidnapped. >> all that and much more. but first, a top republican on the senate budget republican committee vowing not to allow jeff lieu to become treasury of secretary, accusing him of misrepresenting the impact on the budget, referring to a bitter 2011 senate hearing. >> you said in your interview sunday with candy crowley, our budget will get us over the next several years to the point where we can look the american people in the eye and say we are not adding t
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of one of the nfl's all time great players. junior seau took his life last may and now doctors believe 20 years of taking hit after hit to his head likely led to a brain disease called cte. next hour, dr. gupta will be back and ask if it could have led to his suicide. excitement builds as brazil is preparing to host the 2014 soccer world cup, but you heard about this today. it's not just the sport fans getting ready. the city's prostitutes are preparing, but not in the way you may be thinking. details are next. ♪ constipated? yeah. mm. some laxatives like dulcolax can cause cramps. but phillips' caplets don't. they have magnesium. for effective relief of occasional constipation. thanks. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. . >>> in brazil in the city north of sao paulo, excitement is already building for the biggest event of 2014. the soccer world cup. it's not just the sports fans getting ready. no, no, no. prostitutes are brushing up on english skills, taking classes to make communicating with their english-speaking johns a tad easier. the anchor at cnn in esp anol. wh
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, sleepless nights. bernie kosar former nfl quarterback has had them all after playing ball. now kosar says a new treatment has stopped his symptoms.  >>> as we got confirmation that junior seau did indeed suffer from the brain disease cte, another former nfl player who took multiple hits speaks with hope for his future. and we are talking about former browns quarterback bernie kosar. i hope the treatment he's getting really does work. >> yeah, so far it has given him great progress and i think that that's hope not only for bernie but for other players who might be suffering. bernie kosar, great player with the cleveland browns and a couple of other teams. 13 years in the nfl. suffered at least a dozen concussions that he knows of, and he used to keep a packet of smelling salts in his uniform in case he got dinged during a game. for the past decade he suffered from headaches and ringing in his ears, insomnia, slurred speech, but he said he's turned a corner thanks to groundbreaking medical treatment from tampa, florida, based doctor rickle stenogel. this is bernie. >> after a few wee
information about an nfl linebacker who committed suicide last year. really stunning the country. what was junior sea ureport he hadly suffering from? new information for you next hour. jon: a would-be thief in milwaukee got a whole lot more than he bargained for when armed with a knife he tried to rob a convenience store. the woman behind the counter didn't even flinch. instead she went straight for her gun, pointing it at her head. he made a break for it. and she took off after him. fortunately for him she didn't catch him. neither did police. that is why they're releasing surveillance video hoping someone would recognize the would-be thief. jenna: wow another story we're watching here in new york city. new information on that commuter ferry crash that left dozens of people injured. you saw it live on our air yesterday. rick has more on this. rick? >> reporter: the ntsb is leading the investigation, jenna and they're trying to figure out why the ferry came into the dock as hard as it did. the impact sent passengers hurling through the air with dozens of people thrown into their fello
's what they think about junior seau seau. it showed chronic encephalopathy. most of the nfl players brains have shown this. these are people who wanted their brain studied. they are a little bit of a biased group. clearly, it is a significant issue. stage four being anger, um pu e impulsivity. >> so the knocks to his head changed his personality too? >> what we've learned from this is the only thing that can cause this problem, known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, is like an alzheimer's disease that strikes young people i saw some first-hand. went to the lab where they are looking at this. that chronic traumatic encephalopathy can be caused by concussions and sub con cuss sieve hits. seau didn't have a lot of concussions but he did have a lot of hits to the head tichlts not just concussions but just repeated blows to the head over a very long career. >> how many hits to the head and you get this condition? >> we don't seem to have an absolute number. this is still relatively emerging science. a couple years ago, we weren't hardly talking about this. we do seem to know that th
followers. she has bromwich is following her. and n.f.l. stars are following her. she is doing fine. >> greg: great attitude. >> dana: she is smart and funny. never had to have a skirt hemmed. believe me. those legs, no idea the trouble us short people gone through. but there are too many p.r. people. they are overthinking everything. overstaffing everything. too many consultants worry, we have to apologize. for what? musberger was embarrassed, too many people. >> kimberly: why don't we run her for miss universe. >> greg: i will agree with eric to say she has a great attitude. attitude. because -- nobody really complained except a dumb article in the "new york times." this is a nonstory. >> dana: the p.r. people are obsessed. my gosh. it's the "new york times." >> bob: her father said one thing that is interesting. i lived with this all my life with her. give them a break. give him a break. >> eric: musberger didn't apologize. espn apologized for him. >> dana: remember the guy that got fired because he put on the receipt fat girls on the receipt. and musburger said my gosh, she is so pretty.
now know more about this story because there is a new study that has found that former nfl linebacker junior seau suffered from traumatic brain disease because of head trauma. he killed himself last may two years after retiring as one of the best linebackers in nfl history. a team of scientists from the national institute of health analyzed his brain tissue and found this disease, and they have just released the findings this morning. that diseaves being hit over time on the football field can cause dementia, memory loss and depression. several dozen football players have been diagnosed with traumatic brain disease and it is a area of a lot of discussion right now within the nfl and this will fuel that no doubt. bill: to the town with its own way of addressing the gun debate in america. this from the city of utah. spring city lawmakers are encouraging everyone living in the town to own a gun and to take gun training. kneel sor neil sorenson first proposed the ordinance. good morning to you and welcome to "america's newsroom." >> good morning. bill: explain to our audience the motivati
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much now, one year to the nfl and i'm thinking it's so unfair for him to have to deal with that. >> well, rg 3 has been getting so much attention so if you're somebody that wants to get into that attention head wind that he's getting and get your name
that at 1:00 later today with megyn. controversy of a different sort in the nfl playoffs. the redskins losing their wildcard game to the seattle seahawks 24-14. they started so hot. many are asking this morning if their superstar rookie quarterback, robert -- robert gave fin the third should have been in the came. he went down injuring his knee trying to field that bad snap. that thing was shaking back and forth. tough to watch. redskins coach mike shanahan facing a heap of criticism for allowing his star quarterback playing hurt and team doctor says he is not quite sure he should have been out there in the first place. he will get an mri today. as for the baltimore ravens they rolled on indianapolis colts at home. andrew luck, a terrific season but that is over now. that sets up a showdown with tom brady and the new england patriots next week. if your team won, like mine did, i could have told you as much, but i held out hope at the very end. martha: there is always hope. bill: there is always next year. maybe not. >> there is always next year for your bengals. bill: thanks. martha: w
on the ground. eddie lacey scored two touchdowns. the junior running back could be the nfl first rounder if he declares for the draft. are you listening, detroit lions? this is the seventh straight championship for an s.e.c. team. david mattingly is sitting right here, alabama alum. you're a happy boy, aren't you? >> oh, yeah. roll tide. >>> we'll have a live report in the next hour. >>> the results of rg3's mri were inconclusive, so the redskins quarterback will be examined by dr. james andrews. he's the orthopedist for sports stars. he reinjured a knee during the playoff loss to seattle. >>> watch this ballots in the middle of your screen. carmelo anthony and boston's kevin garnett go at it. during the fourth quarter of last night's game. the two were still jawing at each other as they headed down the court. melo's poor shooting night may gotten to him. he may face a suspension from the league. >>> the next hour of "cnn newsroom" right now. >>> gabby giffords, the nation marveled at her recovery from a gunman's killing spree. today he launches a new fight. will americans embrace her initiati
to observe that she's a stunningly beautiful woman. and by the way when i watched the nfl and tom brady comes on the tv screen, megyn, i have a couple choice words about him. and does that make me somebody who is leering, tom brady, but anyway i digress. the problem here we have gotten so into this situation in america where the word police are everywhere. so, regardless of what you say, you call a woman beautiful, call tom brady a hunk, suddenly the word police are on top of you. you can't make a joke, can't give a valid compliment to somebody without somebody in some corner of society jumping all over you and i think that's unfortunate. >> it goes beyond just, you know, appearance. the state department came out with some admonitions in the summer of 2012, kirsten, saying you need to be careful about saying, hold down the fort. because this could be offensive to native americans. you need to be careful using the term, rule of thumb. had to do whether a woman's bruises were bigger than an a thumb. in the day. be careful of using the term handicap, that may be offensive and call the war on ter
at the brain of the late nfl line baker junior seau and the ten-time all pro committed suicide in may. specialists who have studied him closely say that he has evidence of scarring and a condition called chronic traumatic enself lop tea e.ect. we'll have a live report from sanjay gupta. particularly when you're talking young kids and so forth, we've heard about the issue of concussion cans. >> sanjay has done a lot of research, a lot of work on these concussions, these head injuries from football. it's a serious, serious subject. >> that's reason enough to tune in and continue to stay tuned in. >> it was such a tragic loss. i remember the day upon hearing the news of his suicide. really, really sad. >> all right. thank you. >>> we're just about to get a close look at assault weapons. they are likely to become the targets of proposed gun control laws again. but, first, what's wrong with this picture? our strategy session is looking at whether the president needs to recruit more women and minority members for the top jobs in his second term. keep my eye on her...to but, i didn't always
. ♪ visit floodsmart.gov/pretend to learn your risk. >>> one of the best rookies to ever play in the nfl will have a lot to overcome to repeat his performance next year. kate's here and she's got more on that and some of the day's other top stories. kate? >> yeah, washington redskins robert griffin iii had major reconstructive knee surgery today after reinjuring his knee in sunday's loss to the seattle seahawks. redskins coach mike shanahan has been under quite a bit of fire for leaving him in the game after he was obviously hurt. even the white house weighed in today. >> it was painful to watch. and, you know, i'm not a football -- i'm not a football coach, but it sure seemed like, as remarkable a player as he is, he wasn't in a position to continue playing. >> here's some good news, though. the doctor who performed surgery says it was successful and that he expects rg-3 to make a full recovery, perhaps even in time for the next season. many people here in washington are sure hoping that happens. griffin led the redskins to their best season in 20 years. and like rg-3, this kenyan man k
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